Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1979, multimedia artist J.P. Gonçalves moved to the states in 2000 and currently lives and works near Austin, Texas. He attended school for architecture at Universidade Santa Ursula in Brazil and later attended courses in Industrial Design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. His work is collected across the US and internationally, including Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium. He exhibits across the US. In 2016, he won First Place in the 2-Dimensional category public vote, and in 2019 and 2021 the First Jury Selection at ArtPrize8, an international art competition in Michigan.

In his interpretations of the works of artists like da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Bouguereau, the artist exposes that a clear expression of beauty, non-conceptual and free from abstraction is as important as the search for beauty in impressionism, abstraction, and conceptual art. Beauty can be simultaneously clear and hidden. Denying the pure expression of beauty requiring no explanation or examination is a sad injustice to humanity, in the same way it would be unfair to limit the artist’s freedom to search and conquer beauty in chaos or in conceptual ways. Gonçalves investigates the possibilities of beauty from the minimalistic arrangement of seemingly identical wood pieces to a complex well-planned and elaborate arrangement of precisely trimmed wood, reflecting light with perfection to achieve an image that resonates with our soul through undeniable and unanimous standards of beauty.

Curriculum Vitae

1979   Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

            Studied Architecture at Universidade Santa Ursala in Brazil

            Studied Industrial Design at Ft. Lauderdale Art Institute 


1st Place 2-D Juried Vote, ArtPrize 2021

1st place 2-D Public Vote, ArtPrize 2019

Best in Show, Art-Rageous Juried Show



LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, Palm Beach, FL, USA

Hamptons Fine Art Fair, Southampton, NY, USA


Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY, USA 
Art Miami CONTEXT, Miami, FL, USA


Art Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA, USA
LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Palm Beach: Modern + Contemporary, Palm Beach, FL, USA


CONTEXT: Art Miami, Miami, FL, USA
Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY, USA
Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA, USA
The Palm Beach Show: Jewelry, Art, Antiques, and Design, Palm Beach, FL, USA


Las Olas Art Fair, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA 


International Art Competition, ArtPrize8, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
“Art-rageous”, Wilton Manors, FL, USA
“Unsettled Landscapes”, MAC Fine Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA


“Reveal in Shadows”, Baily Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach, FL, USA
“Our Ends or Our Beginnings”, !310 Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
“RedEye”, ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA



WZZM, ArtPrize Piece Highlights Challenges with Aging Out of Foster Care System:  
Aging Out Installation Walkthrough
J.P. Goncalves Artist Interview



ArtPrize Winners Announcement Broadcast
Wood TV, 21,000 Squares in ArtPrize Piece put Faces to Foster System Statistics 
Greeneville Sun, Shining a Light in the Shadows 
ArtPrize, ArtPrize 2021 Winners Announced 
Acontece Magazine, Architecture and Design in the Art of João Paulo Gonçalves 



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